Hooker, Joseph Dalton (illus). W.H. Fitch (lith).
Lithograph, handcolored, image approximately 14 x 11 1/2 inches on sheet size 19 x 14 inches. Very good condition. An exquisite botanical image of a flowering rhododendron branch with figures showing the stamen, pistil, and cross section of the ovule(?) This is plate XXIX from Joseph Dalton Hooker's Rhododendrons of the Sikkim-Himalaya (Sikkim is a state in northeast India, bordered by Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal). The large folio size of this work and the very fine lithography by W.H. Fitch produce very evocative, beautiful and scientifically accurate images. Printed by Reeve & Nichols. Item #42104